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15:30 AEST on Saturday 23 May 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for the 1200UTC chart on 23 May 2015 Issued at 11:49 pm EST Saturday on 23 May 2015 Cloud with isolated thunderstorms over central and southeast parts of WA and into western SA, is the combined result of a surface and an upper level trough. Patchy high cloud can be seen streaming across eastern SA and the Bight, ahead of the upper level trough. Cloud and isolated thunderstorms associated with a cold front is visible to the south of WA. Low cloud can be seen near the NSW, southern QLD and the southwest WA coasts and is due to onshore winds. Cloud and isolated thunderstorms to the northeast of QLD is due to another surface trough and an upper level jetstream. A strong high pressure system centred over the Bass Strait, extends a ridge over the remainder of the country and is maintaining mostly clear skies.